John Ferraro

Global Chief Operating Officer

John is responsible for the operations of EY around the world, with a focus on helping support and align our 175,000 people so that they can deliver exceptional client service anywhere in the world.

Previous experience

Since joining EY in 1977, John has worked with a wide range of businesses and held global and US leadership positions including: Global Vice Chair – Assurance and Advisory Business Services; Area Managing Partner – Americas; and Americas Vice Chair – Client Service. During his career, he has lived and worked in cities around the world including Rome, London, New York and Chicago.

John has played an integral role in EY’s global integration efforts and oversaw the creation of the Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) Area and Asia-Pacific Area. In addition to his management duties, John maintains a personal commitment to client service, acting as senior advisory partner to several major global clients.

Credentials and community activities

John sits on the board of the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU). He is also a member of the Kazakh Foreign Investors’ Council (FIC), as well as the Audit Committee Leadership Network, a group of audit committee chairpersons from leading global businesses. John is the Vice Chair of Marquette University’s Board of Trustees and the Chair of Boston College High School’s Board.